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Professor Jessica DeCuirt-Gunby

Nov 9, 2021

Professor, Department Head Jessica DeCuir-Gunby Named American Psychological Association Fellow

Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, a professor of educational psychology and head of the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences in the NC State College of Education, has been awarded Fellow status for the educational psychology division (DIvision 15) of the American Psychological Association (APA). 

High school student and iScholar participant Mikal Ali works on a project at his computer

Nov 4, 2021

‘Being Part of This Helped Me Know That You Can Do Big Things:’ Students, Teachers Grow Through Associate Professor DeLeon Gray’s iScholar Project

Every Monday evening, Mikal Ali, a student in the International Baccalaureate program at Hillside High School in Durham, has a standing phone call with Associate Professor DeLeon Gray. He is one of many students who has been impacted by Gray and his ongoing iScholar project. 

NC State College of Education Associate Professor DeLeon Gray

Oct 21, 2021

Why is it Important for Students to Feel a Sense of Belonging at School? ‘Students Choose to be in Environments That Make Them Feel a Sense of Fit,’ Says Associate Professor DeLeon Gray

When students feel a sense of belonging in the classroom, it can increase their educational success and motivational outcomes in multiple ways, and teachers can help create this feeling of belonging by building connections between classroom and community, according to Associate Professor DeLeon Gray, Ph.D. 

NC State College of Education Doctoral Student Corina De La Torre ’24PHD

Sep 20, 2021

Pack IDEAs Student Spotlight: Corina De La Torre ’24PHD

Corina De La Torre '24PHD shares why diversity, equity and inclusion are important to her and discusses her research on the subject. 

Jessica Vandenberg

Jul 29, 2021

Educational Psychology Alumna Jessica Vandenberg ’21PHD Named 2021 Computing Innovation Fellow

Jessica Vandenberg ’21PHD, a May graduate of the NC State College of Education’s Teacher Education and Learning Sciences educational psychology program area of study, has been selected to participate in the 2021 Computing Innovation Fellowship program. 

woman working on a laptop

Jul 29, 2021

Professor John Nietfeld To Help Improve Student Success Using Self-regulated Learning Through Work on Grant-funded Project

John Nietfeld, Ph.D., a professor of educational psychology in the NC State College of Education, is helping to improve student learning and success in introductory geoscience courses through his work on… 

NC State College of Education Professor Margareta Thomson, Ph.D.

Jun 16, 2021

Professor Margareta Thomson Co-edits Book on Non-formal Education and Interdisciplinary Research

Margareta Thomson, Ph.D., a professor of educational psychology in the NC State College of Education, has co-edited a new book that is one of several research collaborations with international faculty that resulted from her time as a Fulbright Scholar. 

A group of music students in a classroom

Mar 18, 2021

EdNC: Creating a Third Space Through Hip-Hop

Ja’Bria Barber, a board certified music therapist who is pursuing a doctoral degree in educational psychology at the NC State College of Education, discusses her experience connecting with and improving the educational experiences of children from non-dominant communities. 

Associate Professor Margareta Thomson working with a primary school class in Romania

Dec 21, 2020

Margareta Thomson on the Importance of an International Perspective: ‘Providing Students with Opportunities to be Immersed in Various Aspects of Global Learning is a Great Benefit for Them’

When Margareta Thomson, Ph.D., a professor of educational psychology in the NC State College of Education, was a graduate student at Florida State University, she had an opportunity to work on a National Science Foundation-funded project that helped shape the focus of her research for the rest of her career. 

Professor John Nietfeld

Nov 30, 2020

John Nietfeld on His International Collaborations: ‘It’s Hard to Explain All the Things You Gain from Interactions with All These Different People from These Different Countries’

When John Nietfeld, Ph.D., a professor of educational psychology at the NC State College of Education, was given the opportunity to become a Fulbright Scholar in 2016, he thought it was a natural fit for his career. He shares how international work has been “career-making” and how his ongoing Missions with Monty research project is evolving.